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Friday, November 2, 2007

SHEL'S CITY-SIGHTINGS - BUSTER KEATON CLASSIC


CITY-SIGHTING EVENT - from Shel Weisbach
Attention Classic Film Fans!
BUSTER KEATON'S 1927 MASTERPIECE “THE GENERAL” (WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT)
COMING TO “FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKERS”
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is proud to announce the presentation of Buster Keaton’s hilarious silent masterpiece “The General” on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 7:30 PM. The film will be shown in the historic Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, Newhall, and will feature live accompaniment by 95-year-old Bob Mitchell, the last of the silent era pianists. Admission is $5.
“The General” was recently voted #16 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 Best American Films. It follows the story of Johnnie Gray (Keaton), a Southern engineer during the Civil War, who must retrieve his train (The General), and his girl (Marion Mack), from invading Union troops. Keaton’s hilarious visual and physical comedy, coupled with tremendous action and special effects – including the dropping of an actual train into a river – make this one of the true landmarks of silent comedy.
The film will be accompanied on piano by Bob Mitchell who has been playing for live screenings of “The General” since it debuted in 1927.
The Saugus Train Station is located at Heritage Junction (inside William S. Hart Park), located at 24107 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Doors open at 7:00 PM and seating is limited, so be sure to come early to see one of the funniest films ever made!
For further information please contact Pat Saletore at (661) 254-2517, or at www.scvhs.org.

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